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2013: At 10-year mark, School expands opportunities, programs

The School of Education celebrates its 10th anniversary by noting its myriad achievements while keeping an eye on the future. The School takes numerous steps to expand its scholarship offerings for students with the creation of new funds and programs. Meanwhile, the School starts reaching out to educators worldwide, from Madrid to South Korea to Vietnam.

Milestones & Achievements

  • As part of the UC Davis School of Education’s yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary, alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti and friends band together to launch the Power of 10 Scholarship Fund to help students with the greatest financial.
  • Dean Harold G. Levine makes a presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Excellence in Madrid. Levine’s talk provides an overview of the impact research universities have on economic growth, job creation, and innovation.
  • Two groups of educators from South Korea spend a week at UC Davis to work with School of Education faculty and alumni on exploring strategies to deepen learning experiences for GATE students.
  • The School of Education’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) – which hosts up to 40 high achieving high school students each year from all over the world – celebrates its 50th anniversary with a reunion celebration on campus.
  • The School announces the formation of the Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC), a community of philanthropic pioneers whose critical support fuels all of the School’s efforts.
  • The National Association of Test Directors selects Professor Jamal Abedi, an internationally respected scholar in educational testing and assessment, for one of two 2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards.
  • Cary Trexler, associate professor of agricultural education in the School of Education, and his colleague, Glenn Young, professor of food safety microbiology at UC Davis, receive a prestigious U.S. Faculty Scholar Grant from the Vietnam Education Foundation to study and assist farmers in Vietnam and Cambodia in safe vegetable production.
  • The School of Education reaches a significant milestone. Between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, individual, foundation and corporate donors gave a total of $4,529,990 – nearly $1 million more than the previous year, signifying the School’s best fundraising year in its history.
  • The School launches a new Master of Arts (MA) in Education program with an emphasis in Education Policy.
  • The School has 26 faculty and professional researchers, as well as 31 students and recent alumni, participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the most prestigious gathering of education researchers in the country.
  • Sandi Redenbach (BA ’72, Credential ’73) and Ken Gelatt (BS 67, Credential ’68) receive the 2013 Charles J. Soderquist Award at UC Davis for exceptional volunteer leadership and support of philanthropy at UC Davis.

“Ten is a good age. Not so young not to make a significant impact in public education, but not too old to have, as associate Dean Paul Heckman puts it, ‘hardening of the categories.’ Our 10th anniversary year was filled with celebration of the accomplishments our faculty, students, and alumni made during our first decade and a focus on the School’s vision for the future.”
               Dean Harold G. Levine, on 10th anniversary of SOE

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